FSA Supported Films

Two years ago after the culmination of Film Southasia 2019, the Southasia Trust brought together filmmakers, researchers, activists, graphic novelists, cartoonists and artists to evolve new thinking around the visual representation of gender-based violence in cinema, the media and popular culture. Following the four-day workshop 6 young filmmakers embarked on a journey to make six documentary films challenging the visual representation of women and sexual violence in Southasian media.

These six films were screened for the first time at Film Southasia 2022 to great success. Read more about the Film Southasia’s six filmmaking fellows and their work below!

DIRECTOR: NIHARIKA POPLI

Six young people talk about finding expression and meaning as they navigate their space in a city.

DIRECTOR: RAWYAN SHAYEMA

A reflective journey to understand and decode gender binaries

DIRECTOR: BARKHA MUKHIYA

This film from its multitude of voices  attempts to examine the society around the bold yet invisible existence of Dalit women in Nepal 

DIRECTOR: A.M. MOHAMED

Ashifa in Kattankdy, navigates the complex social forces shaping her and other women’s stories in this docu-fiction film.

DIRECTOR: PUSHPA RAWAT

Pushpa Rawat plays Sita in the local Ramlila, opening up public spaces for women in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh